Othello

by William Shakespeare
Sat 13.04.
07:30 PM
  • afterwards opening night party with BE-Tanzorchester
Thu 18.04.
07:30 PM
  • 7.00 p.m. introductory talk
Thu 25.04.
07:30 PM
  • 7.00 p.m. introductory talk
  • with English surtitles
Thu 02.05.
07:30 PM
  • 7.00 p.m. introductory talk
  • with English surtitles
Fri 03.05.
07:30 PM
  • 7.00 p.m. introductory talk
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Premiere

The black General Othello is admired by white Venetians as long as he brings them military victories. When he marries the wealthy Desdemona, his happiness seems complete. But his ensign Iago detects the gap left by the devil. He finds a way to exacerbate his general’s fear of being only tolerated and not loved until he loses all reason. Desdemona’s love is no match for the wounds inflicted by everyday racism. The monster jealousy awakens and devours everyone. Shakespeare’s tragedy about the stranger who is both needed and despised strikes at the centre of all debates on discrimination. As long as stigmatisation is reproduced within the structures of society, the injuries will be too deep for one good person to heal.

Casts & Staff

as Othello
as Desdemona
as Cassio

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